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Brazilian Minister to Intensify US Beef Trade Talks

19 June 2015

BRAZIL – Brazil is closing in on opening up the US market to Brazilian beef and eyeing up further possibilities in the east.

Documentation is ready and a final US inspection awaits before negotiations with the US can be closed, according to Katia Abreu, minister for agriculture livestock and supply.

In a press hearing, Abreu called on the beef industry to “knock on the door” of the US and others and talk about the quality of Brazilian beef.

Saudi Arabia and China are scheduled to visit Brazilian plants in the coming weeks to assess standards.

Saudi Arabia is “concluding negotiations” and will submit a report to the Brazilian ministry.

China, meanwhile, will visit new production establishments following its embargo suspension earlier this year, the ministry added.

Abreu said: "The Chinese auditors arrive on Monday to visit establishments and analyse by sampling the possibility to enable further nine factories."

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